Thomas Carter

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Daily Press
September 26, 1990


GRAFTON – Thomas W. Carter, 70, died Monday, Sept. 24, in Riverside Regional Medical Center.

A lifelong Yorktown area resident, Mr. Carter was a former member of Rising Sun Baptist Church. He attended Shiloh Baptist Church, Yorktown.

Mr. Carter was a member of York County Training School and the 40-41 Club. He was a member and treasurer of the York Star Masonic Lodge, No. 207 A.F. & A.M., Yorktown, and was a member of the Idle-A-While Senior Citizens Group, Grafton.
Mr. Carter attended Thomas Nelson Community College and Christopher Newport College.

He retired from the Army Transportation Division, Ft. Eustis, in 1953 after 19 years as a civilian cook and baker. He also retired from York County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff in 1983.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Carter; two sons, Harold O. Washington of Alexandria and Garnet B. Carter of Arlington, Texas; three sisters, Doris Canday of Newport News, Edith Carter of Yorktown, and Alice Mayers of the Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Floyd Carter of the Bronx and Ralph Carter of Staten Island, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted at noon Thursday in Shiloh Baptist Church by the Rev. Leon Townes and the Rev. Richard Holmes. Burial will be in the Masonic Burial Grounds, Yorktown, with Masonic Rites. The body will be placed in the church by 11 a.m. Family and friends will assemble at 105 First St., Grafton, at 11 a.m.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight in Whiting’s Funeral Home, Williamsburg.

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